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Matteo Renzi's Resignation Fails to Rattle Europe

Analysts brushed off consequences of Renzi's resignation on luxury.

clock 1hLuisa Zargani

Men's

Martin Greenfield Files Lawsuit Against Brooks Brothers

The tailor is seeking $1.9 million in damages, according to his attorney.

clock 9hJean E. Palmieri

Fashion

BFC, Google Team on Digital Fashion Educational Platform

The British Fashion Council has teamed with Google Arts & Culture on a digital educational platform to launch ahead of the Fashion Awards.

clock 20hLorelei Marfil

Richemont, Polo to Create Jewelry Line

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Overview

There's a new power couple on the luxury watch and jewelry scene, and it's none other than Ralph Lauren and Johann Rupert.

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Fashion Features

Debate Grows as Trade Deficit Expands

The rising trade deficit is an economic and political hot potato for the Bush administration as commercial ties with China grow.

clock March 6, 2007Evan Clark

Dame Vivienne Westwood

People

Queen for a Day

“I’ve worn most of these clothes. That’s the reason we probably still have them,” mused Dame Vivienne Westwood.

clock March 6, 2007Joanna Ramey

Laurie David

Fashion Features

Green Thumb

By 5:45 every morning, Laurie David is wide awake, sitting at her computer and surfing the Web. “I check The New York Times, the Huffington Post [where she also blogs], the Drudge Report, CNN, ABC, The Washington Post.

clock March 6, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Kristen Bush

People

Girl Interrupted

If one were to judge a young actress’ chances for success based on stage or screen time, things wouldn’t necessarily bode well for Kristen Bush, who stars opposite Kevin Kline in The Public Theater’s “King Lear,” opening Wednesday.

clock March 6, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Financial

Chanel Taps President for French Unit

Chanel’s makeover of its top management continues.

clock March 6, 2007Miles Socha

Financial

Richemont, Polo to Create Jewelry Line

There’s a new power couple on the luxury watch and jewelry scene, and it’s none other than Ralph Lauren and Johann Rupert.

clock March 6, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

In Brief

Liz Claiborne Inc. is giving president Trudy Sullivan incentive to stick around.

clock March 6, 2007WWD Staff

Retail

Loulou de la Falaise Closing Paris Flagship

Designer Loulou de la Falaise is closing her namesake brand’s flagship three years after it opened, WWD has learned.

clock March 6, 2007Robert Murphy

Charlize Theron

Financial

Theron, Weil Lawsuit Goes Federal

The litigation between Charlize Theron and jeweler Raymond Weil has moved to a new venue.

clock March 6, 2007WWD Staff

This Oleg Cassini gown will be featured on David E. Kelley's new TV series.

Media

Cassini Gets Back Into Movie, TV Scene

Carrying on in the tradition of its namesake, Oleg Cassini Inc. will dress cast members in two upcoming films as well as in David E. Kelley’s new Fox series “Wedding Bells.”

clock March 6, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Maidenform Swings to a Profit

Intimate apparel manufacturer Maidenform Brands Inc. on Monday posted improved fourth-quarter and full-year results.

clock March 6, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Stocks Remain Volatile, Closing Lower

The stock market seesawed all day and finally ended trading at the bell with the Dow Jones Industrial average down 0.53 percent, to 12,050.41.

clock March 6, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Dems Look to Wal-Mart for Port Backing

and Senate Democrats have urged Wal-Mart president and chief executive officer H. Lee Scott to support a proposal requiring 100 percent scanning of all U.S.-bound cargo containers at foreign ports, a measure many importers and shippers oppose.

clock March 6, 2007Kristi Ellis

Financial

U.S. Proposal to Trim Labeling Finds Support in Trade Talks

A U.S. proposal in the Doha global trade talks that seeks to reduce costly and cumbersome labeling requirements for textiles, apparel, footwear and travel goods received broad support during a round of negotiations last week, senior trade diplomats said.

clock March 6, 2007John Zarocostas

Lanvin

Fashion Features

Languid and Ladylike

Apparently spring’s space odyssey left Alber Elbaz a little homesick.

clock March 6, 2007WWD Staff

Madewell's temporary store at 770 Broadway.

Retail

Drexler at Work: Refining the Madewell Vision

Madewell, the brand born out of the vision of Millard “Mickey” Drexler and an old workwear label he purchased about five years ago, is becoming more of a reality.

clock March 6, 2007David Moin

Christian Dior

Fashion Features

Going Gaga Over Paris: Shows End on High Note As Buyers Laud Creativity

If the French season had a theme song, it could be “La Vie en Rose.”

clock March 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

It’s a Tie

Known for couture dresses fit for a glamour-puss, Beirut designer Elie Saab took his signature style down a slightly darker route for fall, with vinyl leather minis and billowy tops fit for the “domineering” woman he invoked in his program notes.

clock March 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Diamond Life… Getting Started… L.A. Ice Storm…

Couture-clad Daphne Guinness swept into the Giambattista Valli show with someone who seems to have picked up the family style bug, her 19-year-old niece, Mary Charteris.

clock March 6, 2007WWD Staff

The Exotic Nectars line.

Retail

Victoria’s Secret Enters “Exotic” Venture

Victoria’s Secret Beauty has hooked up with Robin Coe-Hutshing, founder of the Studio at Fred Segal, to create Exotic Nectars, a fragrance and body care line that landed recently on shelves in both stores.

clock March 6, 2007Rachel Brown

Karl Lagerfeld

Media

Memo Pad: Wal-Mart Fires Technician For Taping Reporter… Premiere Canceled… Shutterbug

Wal-Mart on Monday said it fired two information technology executives and disciplined a third for secretly intercepting text messages and recording phone calls made between Wal-Mart public relations associates and The New York Times retail reporter…

clock March 6, 2007WWD Staff

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Todd Snyder Opens New York Flagship

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